This year marks Nebraska’s sesquicentennial—150 years since we were admitted as the 37th state. To celebrate, Nebraska 150 Books has put together a list of the 150 most important books about Nebraska. Today we’re sharing just a few of the noteworthy UNP books that made the list, in addition to our Nebraska 150 book sale.
Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition by John G. Neihardt
2017 One Book One Nebraska selection
Old Jules (Third Edition) by Mari Sandoz
“A realistic biography, a rare find. On putting down this book one feels that one has read the history of all pioneering.”—New York Times Book Review
“For readers interested in Nebraska’s local politics and how it may have changed between then and now, the book offers a wealth of information to contemplate.”—Chris Beutler, Prairie Fire
A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol edited by Frederick C. Luebke
Presents the first survey in many years of Nebraska’s magnificent capitol and offers new ways of looking at it.